Leslie Odom Jr.’s Cold Ft Sia has an exciting brand-new version which was released earlier this month (October 2020).
The new track is off Leslie’s third full-length album and first of original material, Mr., which he officially released in November 2019.
Mr. weaves together soul, R&B, jazz and pop elements and what emerges is a powerful, passionate and personal style. Cold, which NPR says is “a hopeful ballad with a beautiful melody,” is part of this eclectic blend.
Leslie, a Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor, teamed up with Sia, a nine-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum artiste, for this re-recorded, new version.
The two talents created Cold in the virtual studio through remote sessions, using technology to overcome geographical distance.
Leslie says, “Sia has been a friend for a few years now after I met her backstage at ‘Hamilton.’ As I look at making that foray into the pop world and pop music, she’s been a really great mentor and friend.
“I sent her the album and asked if there was anything she would want to collaborate on. She said, ‘I’ll sing on Cold,’ which was her favourite song from the album, so we recorded a new version of it that I think you’re really going to like.”
Their collaboration isn’t ending with Cold, however. Leslie is set to star in Sia’s forthcoming motion picture and directorial debut, Music, alongside Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler.
Leslie Odom Jr.’s Cold Ft Sia is available everywhere now. Click here to watch the accompanying lyric video on YouTube.